QuaysTV win Gold at NaSTA 2022

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QuaysTV win Gold for Production Talent at the National Student Television Awards.


QuaysTV were nominated for four awards at the National Student Television Awards on April 2 and won Gold for Production Talent. The NaSTA Awards and Conference are a yearly celebration of student television where members from universities across the country come together.

Joseph Lander, a first year undergraduate Television and Radio Production student, won Gold for Production Talent by producing his own Quays TV talk show ‘Salford Weekly’.

He said: “Winning the award is a culmination of hundreds of hours of stress and hard work. I had so much faith in myself and the people helping to produce the show that each broadcast soon seemed to get easier and easier. In the beginning things were incredibly difficult for us and I am incredibly grateful to the team and supporters who have stuck by us throughout Series One.

“To stand up on that stage and accept it was an immense privilege, not only as a student but also as a first year. To be one of the youngest people to win a NaSTA is an incredible honour and I only use it to encourage more of my first-year peers to go for their deepest desires and not let anyone hold you back when it comes to pursuing them.”

QuaysTV was also nominated for Light Entertainment, Live Broadcast and On-Screen Talent.

Jack McKinnell, the Quays TV Tech Intern and MA Broadcast Journalism alumni, said: “NaSTA is a great opportunity for students at Salford to get some recognition for the hard work they put into programmes and other television pieces they produce outside of their modules.

“That recognition is great, and QuaysTV keep winning at these awards which is a big boost of confidence not only for future content on Quays but also for the students involved which they then use to help with other work.

“The awards also provide a chance for students to meet people in the industry and see what other students are making which again helps plant ideas as to what else can be made and achieved at the University.”

This occasion marked the event’s 49th year and was hosted in York by York student television. It took place over three days and featured a welcome social, a conference, a main award show and a morning after show.

Matthew Robinson, a third year undergraduate Television and Radio Production student, a member of QuaysTV and NaSTA Industry Liaison officer, said: “The weekend as a whole was a great success, from a QuaysTV perspective and a NaSTA one. As Industry Liaison officer for NaSTA, it was my responsibility to help ensure judging and our guest speakers were looked after and arranged alongside the host station.

“This year we had some incredible guests from IMG, Premier League Productions, BBC Sport and BBC Iplayer, and some of the sessions covered included this such as presenting, camera operating, journalism, screenwriting, and getting into the industry.

“This year we also debuted bronze, silver, and gold awards, aiming to award more stations and students from the previous winner and highly commended awards. The weekend was a great success and especially for Quays TV who after only entering 5 awards, were nominated in 4 categories, winning gold in Production Talent, a great success for someone so Young like Joe, with loads more time still to come with the station.

“Next year we hope to go even bigger and bring more members to the weekend, as it's a great opportunity to network and meet like-minded people from across the country and meet those who have graduated from NaSTA and made it into the industry.”

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